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Innovation in Patent Litigation
If your business has patented technology, chances are you have in house or outside patent lawyers who were hired to prosecute the patents, to maintain and monitor your portfolio, and perform related tasks. But if you get into patent litigation, you will need lawyers who not only understand patent law, but have the litigation and trial experience necessary to prosecute or defend the case. That’s where Schopf & Weiss LLP is your best bet.
Clients have turned to us time and again to provide the solid litigation and trial expertise in difficult cases. We are skilled in the art of taking complex and technical information and presenting it to judges and juries in persuasive and understandable terms. We often team with patent lawyers or others having specific expertise in the technology at issue so that each client has access to the best of both worlds — substantive technical knowledge and highly experienced courtroom representation by lawyers who know and understand patent law.
So it went with one of our clients in the newspaper post press industry. The client and their long time patent lawyers discovered that two of the company’s major competitors were infringing the patent covering the company’s newest technology on its high speed inserting and saddle stitching machines. The client knew that large scale infringement litigation was imminent, and that it called for an additional skill set beyond the technical expertise of the patent lawyers. They hired us to prosecute litigation against the two accused infringers. In successive Markman hearings, we faced off against the patent lawyers representing the two defendants. Using skills honed through decades of complex litigation, we took the highly complicated engineering and computer technology claimed in the patent and presented it to the judges in both cases in clear and persuasive terms that they, as nonexperts in the technology, could understand and appreciate. We won a virtual clean sweep in both hearings, setting the stage for a favorable settlement in one case and significant summary judgment victories followed by a favorable settlement in the other.
We have handled patent cases involving everything from biopsy needles to lasers, including automotive parts, newspaper post press equipment, automated teller machines, server load balancing, digital media streaming, programmable logic controllers, hemodialysis catheters, and a method and system for obtaining geographical data from a remote database.